I'm looking for a shortboard that I can ride in chest to overhead conditions. My friends wants to sell me his board but i'm not sure if it will hold in bigger surf. It is a Ricky Carrol and the dimensions are 6'4 19 3/8 wide and 2 1/2 inches thick. It also has a single wing swallow tail. Does anyone think this would be a good purchase for chest high or bigger waves?
sounds alot like the shape of mine.. my 6'4 ezera ez-2 round tail can take bigger surf.. i would trust it up to well overhead.. but it is almost too much board for slow stuff
how all are you and how much to do you weigh? what is your standard short board dim.?
I personally wouldnt by a board with a winged swallow tail as a step-up board. Generally the tails on those boards are wide. This causes them not to hold and surf well in bigger waves.
I would suggest a round tail, or a rounded pin for a step up board. Also generally a step board should be 3-4 inches longer than your standard board.
But remember this are suggestions and generalizations. Not anything etched in surfing commandments. hope that helps.
Im 5'11 & 175 w/o winter gear.
my 6'2x18.5"x2.25" UM Pro was magical in hurricane bill and just about any other size over waist high.
You don't need a step up board for head high surf.
I have a board for sale on here that works well in bigger surf. Its a Bill Johnson CJ thumbtail, 6'2" 18 3/4" 2 1/4" with future boxes. Great board for head high and bigger swell.
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